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Whidbey General Hospital LPN Rural Health Clinics in Clinton, Washington

* Available at both North and South clinics. Weekend Duty/Holiday Rotation.*

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title / Job Code: Licensed Practical Nurse / 6700

Department Name / Number:

Reports To: Department Manager

Collective Bargaining Agreement: Pro-Tech

FLSA: Non-Exempt

EEO Job Group: Technicians

Effective Date:

Reviewed By: Department Manager

Review Date:

Reviewed By:

JOB SUMMARY

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the Specialty and Primary Care Clinics (SPCC) will be accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families of all ages according to the individualized needs of the patient. The LPN provides professional nursing services in the clinic assisting physicians, midlevel providers, and other clinical staff.

PRINCIPLE FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Greets patients appropriately, maintaining a positive attitude.

  • Performs skilled nursing care as directed by the medical order and the patient condition.

  • Intervenes with proper techniques, procedures and safety precautions to meet the patient needs.

  • Acts confidently and promptly in life-threatening situations.

  • Teaches, in collaboration with the provider, patient and/or family regarding health, prevention, disease process, medication, procedures, treatment, prevention of complications and self-care.

  • Maintains timely and accurate recording of care provided in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system and paper chart.

  • Functions within limits and scope of Washington State Nurse Practice Act.

  • Performs EKG’s and lab specimen collection as ordered by the provider.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities as requested.

  • Responsible for personal, professional education and growth development.

  • Anticipate the needs of the provider to support efficient/quality patient care in the SPCC.

  • Maintain health and safety standards in all areas of specialty and primary care.

  • Interacts with other members of the hospital, SPCC, and all other referral sources with excellent customer service that always puts the patient needs first.

    The following are expectations of all WhidbeyHealth and Clinic employees:

  • Attends a minimum of 80% of monthly department staff meetings throughout the year. Actively participates in monthly department staff meetings, to include active participation in setting department goals and supporting department functions to meet set goals.

  • Checks hospital email account a minimum of three (3) times per week.

  • Utilizes AIDET in all interactions with patients, employees and visitors.

  • Completes all mandatory education within given timeframe.

  • Adheres to all hospital, department, and safety policies, procedures and guidelines at all times.

    CONFIDENTIALITY

    All WhidbeyHealth and Clinics employees are required to maintain confidentiality in accordance with organizational policy, state and federal regulations including not but limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    JOB KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    High School diploma or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing program. Must maintain an active LPN license issued by the Washington Department of Health.

    Training and Experience

    A minimum of two (2) years of experience as an LPN is required, with previous experience in an ambulatory care setting preferred. Additional experience in phlebotomy preferred. Experience with electronic medical records preferred. Evidence of a working style that emphasizes collegiality, teamwork, participation, communication and service orientation required. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and assist in other duties as needed and possess strong organizational skills and ability to multitask required. Must possess a high degree of initiative, judgment, and discretion and maintain a professional appearance.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Current licensure in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse. ACLS certification, TNCC and PALS/ENPC preferred. CEN preferred.

    OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Attends and participates in 80% of the monthly Clinic Staff Meetings and other meetings as requested.

    Attends and/or completes mandatory in-service education for clinic staff.

    Remains responsible for identification of personal education needs, and works with Clinic Manager/Supervisor to meet those identified needs.

    Outlined below is the level of Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, and Reasoning Ability needed to perform the essential functions of this position. Each area is evaluated on a Level 1-6 and the level description included is intended to provide a summary. Please note that all skills listed may not pertain to this position.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The attached Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The attached Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the work environment characteristics an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

    STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

    The Standards of Behavior were developed to reflect WhidbeyHealth’s commitment to excellent community healthcare. The employee’s commitment to practice these Standards of Behavior will promote an optimal environment of care and foster a positive work environment. Every employee is responsible for and must follow the Standards of Behavior.

    EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    I have received, reviewed and understand the job duties and responsibilities in this job description and I am able to perform the essential functions as outlined. I further understand that future performance evaluations are based on my ability to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.

    Employee Name Signature Date

    The above statements are intended to describe the key aspects of the work performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all requirements relative to the position. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned. WBH reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

    PHYSICAL AND / OR MENTAL DEMANDS FOR THIS POSITION:

    Check box as appropriate

    Physical activities in relation to the time on the job

    None or N/A

    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    2/3 or More

    Standing

    x

    Sitting

    x

    Walking

    x

    Manual dexterity (fine motor control)

    x

    Reach with hands and arms

    x

    Climb or balance

    x

    Stoop, kneel or crouch

    x

    Talk

    x

    Repetitive movement

    x

    Physical Demand

    (Check box as appropriate)

    Sedentary

    Light

    Light Medium

    Medium

    Heavy

    Very Heavy

    Lifting, Pushing, Pulling

    < 5 lbs.

    10 lbs.

    10-20 lbs.

    20-40 lbs.

    80-120 lbs.

    < 120 lbs.

    Occasional (up to 1/3)

    x

    Frequent

    x

    Constant (2/3 or more)

    x

    Check box as appropriate

    Close

    Distance

    Color Vision

    Peripheral

    Depth

    Able to Focus

    Vision Requirement

    x

    x

    x

    x

    x

    x

    Check box as appropriate

    Telephone

    Face to Face

    Close Proximity

    Distant

    Hearing Requirement

    x

    x

    x

    x

    Mental Functioning Incidence (Check box / only as they apply)

    Rarely / Never

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Always

    Follows well defined, prescribed rules, guidelines and / or directions; exercises limited judgment

    x

    Simple decision making

    x

    Exercises some amount of decision-making affecting the work of others

    x

    Processes complex information and provides assessments, evaluative data and / or decisions

    x

    Must interact cooperatively as part of a team to complete daily assignments

    x

    The Work Environment & Physical Demands are intended to describe working conditions for the majority of the work performed in this position but may vary based on department needs.

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